NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

US Slams Russia's Tactics on Ukraine

By     get stories by email

US rejects Russia's disclaim and propaganda

With the recent seizure of buildings in six eastern Ukrainian towns earlier this week, the united States of America today slammed Russian disinformation and propaganda that it is not invading Ukraine.

According to media reports, armed pro-Russian militants seized government buildings in a coordinated operation conducted in six cities in eastern Ukraine. Takeovers have occurred simultaneously in multiple locations in eastern Ukraine: Donetsk, Slavyansk, Krasnyi Liman, Kramatorsk, Chervonoarmiysk, and Druzhkovka.

Protesters at Independence Square on the first day of the Orange Revolution. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

In her remarks in Washington DC,
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power said Russian media and government spokespersons are spreading fiction on recent seizure in Ukraine.

Focusing on Facts

Ms. Power underscored that the incidents this week on Ukraine reaffirmed the tactics Russian forces used in the early stages of the Crimea invasion.

In addition, amid claims from officials of the Russian federation on any intention of occupying or invading, Ms. Power said the whole world now knows that they weren't protecting minorities at all.

"You have heard that there are no Russian troops in eastern Ukraine." - Ms. Power

However, the fact is that many of the armed units that were outfitted in bullet-proof vests, camouflage uniforms with insignia removed.

She said these armed units, some wearing black and orange St. George's ribbons associated with Russian Victory Day celebrations, raised Russian and separatist flags over seized buildings and have called for referendums and union with Russia.

In addition, Ms. Power pointed out that the US government know who is behind this. And this points to Russia.

What are at stakes with Russia's aggression in Ukraine

US has underlined that Russia needs to think very carefully about the choice that it's making.

US has imposed visa bans, there are asset freezes, there is isolation with respect to trade and investment.

In addtion, American businesses may well want to start thinking twice about whether they want to do business with a country that behaves like this.

The US said every one of US allies and friends are determined to stay united and to make clear there is a price attached to Russia's kind of behavior.

About 6,000 Russian troops are on the ground in Crimea

Reports made headlines that Russia is giving Ukraine's army and navy in Crimea an ultimatum, whether to pledge allegiance to the Ukraine's new pro-Russia leadership or be forced by Russia to submit.

Ukrainian forces believed they faced a threat even though no shot had been fired when 6,000 Russian troops are on the ground Crimea.

Many are afraid that there might be a possibility day of a wider invasion by Russia which in turn aroused international attention these days.

Ukrainian people on protest!

In December 2012, Kiev is engulfed by unrest when massive protest by pro-EU protesters stood their ground after an overnight sweep by riot police.

The authorities sent in battalions of riot police with bulldozers to reclaim the Independence Square. There were records of scuffles and arrests. However, the riot police avoided entering the nearby City Hall and by morning they withdrew from the streets.

In a press statement in Washington DC, US Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the destruction of a protest camp in central Kiev.

The turmoil started in November 2013 when the President Yanukovich yielded pressure from Moscow and spurned a free trade deal with the EU.

Mina Fabulous follows the news, especially what is going on in the US State Department. Mina turns State Department waffle into plain english. Read more stories by Mina Fabulous. Contact Mina through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

Atlit, a Story of Jewish Unity, that should be replicated today, as it was in 1945, with Jews standing together, rather than quarreling among themselves.
The accounts and payment details of subscribers at T-Mobile were not affected by a breach in which thousands of social security numbers were stolen.
Those who chose to not prevent a crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted, but a complete societal change of stance, upbringing and values is needed.
eCommerce sites rely on high tech tools, reports, and statistics to keep providing customers with a good purchasing experience.
Some economies around the world are struggling, but China is not the only exception. India is thriving and investors are taking note for several reasons.
The World Bank discovered that for every ten percent increase in a country's Internet penetration, its GDP expands by one to two percent.


NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month

Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

Copyright © 2004-2015 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site